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Monday, April 20 • 4:25pm - 5:00pm
The Government's Technologists Discuss Their Roles in Decision Making

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The rapid evolution of the Internet into advanced mobile networks and now extended to the Internet of Things has made policymaking a challenge to say the least. Long gone are the days when you would hear a regulator or a lawmaker make a folksy quip about his lack of technology savvy. In fact, many agencies and departments are actively enhancing their technical acumen by recruiting technologists who can help in the policymaking process. Our panel will feature the top technologists from a range of agencies and departments. Can these folks help the government keep pace?

Moderators
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Paul Brigner

Regional Bureau Director, North America, ISOC
Paul Brigner is Regional Director of the North American Bureau at the Internet Society where he oversees projects, initiatives and activities across the Internet Society's functional and programmatic areas in the United States and Canada.   Previously, Paul was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America, and prior to that, Executive Director, Internet and Technology Policy... Read More →

Speakers
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Leonard Bailey

Special Counsel for National Security, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Department of Justice
Leonard Bailey is Special Counsel for National Security in the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section. He has served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General during which he was responsible for managing criminal and national security cyber policy for the Department of Justice. Over Mr. Bailey’s 20-year career, he has served as Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for National... Read More →
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Scott Jordan

Chief Technologist, Federal Communications Commission
Scott Jordan is based in the Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis (OSP) but, on technology issues, reports directly to the Chairman. He guides the FCC’s work on technology and engineering issues, together with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology. He advises on matters across the agency to ensure that FCC policies are driving technological innovation, including serving as a resource to FCC... Read More →
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Ashkan Soltani

Chief Technologist, FTC
Ashkan has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and researcher focused on technology, privacy, and behavioral economics. His work has informed policy debates on privacy and security and has been cited by several national media outlets.   Ashkan is a co-author of the Washington Post’s NSA series that was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a 2014 Loeb Award, and a 2013 Polk Award for National... Read More →


Monday April 20, 2015 4:25pm - 5:00pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

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